These are the jobs most affected by artificial intelligence chatbots

The capabilities of GPT-4, the latest version of OpenAI, can solve new and difficult tasks with a “human performance level, Microsoft researchers say

Big companies like Microsoft and Google say that artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots are a co-pilot or assistant for users in general, but there are many experts who point out that this type of technology will change many professions, whether it is doing their jobs simpler and faster, replacing employees or creating new professions.

Telemarketing, accountants, translators, teachers, programmers and even investors are some of the professions that studies have indicated will change as AI becomes more popular.

The capabilities of GPT-4, the latest version of OpenAI -creators of ChatGPT-, can solve “new and difficult tasks” with a “human performance level” in fields such as mathematics, coding, medicine, law and science. psychology, according to a paper published in March by researchers at Microsoft – a company that has invested billions in OpenAI.

The professions most affected by language models


New York University professor Robert Seamans participated in a study on how language shapers like ChatGPT, GPT-4, Bing, and Bard will affect professions.

“Telemarketing was the occupation that we found to be most exposed to changes in language modeling or advances in language modeling, followed by other professions such as teaching,” Seamans told EFE.

The top five professions on the list are telemarketers, university professors of English language and literature, university professors of foreign languages, university professors of history and university professors of law.

Other unions not related to education that were among the twenty most affected positions were sociology, political science, mediators and judges.

However, Seamans indicates that this does not mean that these jobs will be replaced by AI, but what can happen is that it is “complementary to the work being done.”

Another study published last week, which also looked at the “labour market impact of language models,” indicates that clerks are among the professionals whose careers are most exposed to the capabilities of generative artificial intelligence, as at least half of accounting tasks could be completed much faster with this technology.

The same is true for mathematicians, interpreters, writers and nearly 20% of the US workforce, according to the study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and OpenAI.

Faster computing


Seamans notes that the generative AI tool he’d like to investigate for its effect on various jobs is the Microsoft-owned GitHub Copilot app.

“What GitHub Co-Pilot does is help software developers by suggesting ideas to them as they code, it suggests commands and code that the developer might want to follow. Something similar to what Gmail does in emails”, he explains.

According to Seamans, this allows computer scientists to do their work more quickly and can even help those who are studying this profession.

A fourth study by GitHub researchers evaluated the impact of generative AI on software developers.

In this test, developers who were given an entry-level task and encouraged to use Copilot completed their task 55% faster than those who did it manually.

While AI may still be a long way from managing the stock of investor money on its own, a study called “Can ChatGPT Improve Investment Decision from a Portfolio Management Perspective?” points out that ChatGPT is already a better portfolio manager than an inexperienced person.

The other side of the coin

On the other hand, in 2022 there were almost 800,000 AI-related job openings in the United States, according to data compiled by the Institute for Centered Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University.

California was the state with the most AI-related hires—more than 142,000 in 2022—and, on average, 1.5% of job postings in any of the 50 states were AI-related.

Asked what profession he would recommend to a teenager, Seamans said that he would first advise them to find a profession according to their likes and passions.

“All that aside, I would tell you to think about the abilities that we humans have and think about investing in that. Things like judgment and critical thinking. Those are skills that go into many different types of professions”.